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Fit 4 Fall 5K Run/Walk

Riverview Park, St. Joseph, MI
The Fit 4 Fall 5K Run/Walk raises funds to support Hospice at Home, the Wounded Warrior Project, and the Sonya Ansari Center for Autism in Southwest Michigan. The race takes runners and walkers through Riverview Park’s scenic trails and wooded terrain. Chip timing will be used to determine winners for age divisions, and medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

Pre-registration is encouraged at www.fit4fall5k.com, as the first 500 registrants will receive Fit 4 Fall 5K shirts and goody bags.

info@fit4fall5k.com; www.fit4fall5k.com


Gallop Glow 5k Walk/Run to support Magical Meadows

Winona Lake Indiana
Family 5k Walk/Run fun for everyone. Bring your best glowing gear. There will be food and prizes.

Register online at www.themagicalmeadows.org


Olde Farmers Fest 5K Run/Walk

Rolling Prairie, Indiana Elementary School
All proceeds from this 5k run and walk support the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church Food Pantry, which serves Kankakee, Wills, Galena and Hudson Townships. The course, which begins and ends at Rolling Prairie Elementary School, will meander throughout Rolling Prairie giving participants a flavor of our community.

Pam Pask


Run for the Brain 5K

Concord High School in Elkhart, IN
Our goal is to offer a fun way for the community to support student academic groups while also encouraging a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise.
Cost: $20. Includes a T-shirt (adult sizes only) and a goody bag
Register by August 8 to guarantee a T-shirt and goody bag at runforthebrain.blogspot.com

Heather Bohn
(574)875-6524



Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk

Howard Park, E Jefferson Blvd, South Bend
WALK TOWARD A CURE FOR BREAST CANCERJoin the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Take us one step closer to finding a cure for breast cancer. Join the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer community walk on Saturday, October 25, at Howard Park, E Jefferson Blvd, South Bend. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; the 5K walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds from the non-competitive, family-friendly event benefit breast cancer research and local breast cancer education and free patient/caregivers support programs. Call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/michianain to learn how you can help finish the fight.



Hanah Tepe: 574.257.9789 opt. 3



Walk to End Alzheimer's

Potowatomi Park, 500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Registration begins at 1 p.m. Ceremony starts at 2 p.m. and Walk starts at 2:30 p.m.

800.272.3900indianawalk@alz.org



Valparaiso Half Marathon

United Way of Porter County 951 Eastport Centre Drive, Valparaiso, Indiana
Features
-Post-race festival with music and food. Water stations on course.
-Long sleeve technical race shirts for runners pre-registered before October 27.
-Computerized chip timing by T&H Timing. Split times at every mile.
-Flat and fast course with very few turns and intersections.
Proceeds
-All race proceeds go to the United Way of Porter County's high school council, the Power of Youth. Recognizing the teen self-esteem epidemic, the council funds community youth self-esteem programs.
Cost and Registration
-$40 before Monday, September 1st
-$45 Monday, September 1st through Wednesday, October 1st
-$50 Thursday, October 2nd through Saturday, November 8th
-$55 Race Day Registration: Sunday, November 9th
-Online registration ( THTiming.com) expires at 4:00pm November 8th
-Event registration is 7:00-8:15am at United Way of Porter County
-Race shirts cannot be guaranteed for runners registered after Wednesday, October 27th.


Mackenna Dickt, 219-464-3585


SPA Women's Ministry Homes 8th Annual 5K Walk "THE WALK" & Run

Island Park in Elkhart
SPA’s 8th Annual 5K Walk “The Walk” & Run is a family friendly event that allows participants the chance to support a worthy cause! Enjoy the beauty of Island Park in the company of family and friends. Refreshments, activities, and prizes will be provided as part of your participation. To pre-register, contact Sandra Bontrager at 574-333-3150 or sandrab@spaministryhomes.org by August 1st. Go to www.spaministryhomes.org to learn more about the impact of your support!

Sandra Bontrager 574-333-3150


Child & Family Services of Southwestern Michigan, Inc 5K Run/Walk

Candlewood Suites, 2567 W Marquette Woods Rd, Stevensville MI 49127
A run near Grand Mere State Park, Nature Trails and Michigan beaches. Enjoy the scenic wooded area of Ridge Road to Glenlord Beach. This is a flat course located along the beautiful lake shores in Stevensville. All proceeds support our 5 non profit programs.


Amanda Poirier
269-925-1725x125
www.cfsswmi.org



Barron Lake Triathlon presented by: Gurley Leep Hyundai Subaru

Howard Township Fire Department 2681 Detroit Rd. Niles, MI 49120
1st Annual Barron Lake Triathlon benefiting "Racing For Steve-O" foundation which raises funds to help support kids with special needs so they may participate in recreational activities.

Sarah Cira, (574) 807-1400


Running Wild: 5K trail run & 3K fun walk

St. Patrick’s County Park: Red Barn, South Bend, IN
Run/walk starts at 9am, registration begins at 8am
Run Pre-registration (with T-shirt) by August 5th: $25 OR (no T-shirt) by Aug. 14th: $20
Day of run: $25 individual (no T-shirt)
Walk Pre-registration by Aug. 14th: $15 individual/ $35 “Wild Herd” up to 4 people. Day of walk: $20 individual/ $40 “Wild Herd”
A FUNd-raising run and walk to benefit St. Joseph County Parks. Help us raise funds for park projects, including scholarships to help schools cover the cost of transportation to the parks for programs. Dogs on leashes are welcome for the family fun walk. Fun walk will have a nature scavenger hunt. Age division prizes for timed run. To register visit www.sjcparks.org.


Jamie Hartzke 574-277-4828 jharzke@sjcparks.org